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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #90 on: March 07, 2014, 11:06:33 am »
That's a huge list of Phantoms and 111's...but where are all the ones titled "RCN" and "RCAF" ?

Sorry to hear about the cost of meds going up.....maybe try the 'net and see if there are cheaper alternatives ?



Still working on getting the dosage right. The vet wants more dosage and I wanted to keep it lower so we will so what a higher dosage does for a month then decide the next step.

As to RAN and RCAF or even RCN aircraft I do have an older Hasegawa F-4E that will be RCAF, I have thought about an RAN F-111B but would want to probably build an RN F-111B first, possibly or even maybe. As it is I only have one conversion set so would need to buy more.

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Oh, I didn't add in the ESCI F-4's I have or the Fujimi British F-4's into the list as I thought it was long enough as it was  ;D
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #91 on: March 16, 2014, 01:38:12 pm »
In an attempt to clear a little space on my modelling bench I decided to stick a few pieces together from one of my many stalled projects. Only thing is I can't find one of the upper wings  :blink: despite actually tidying away one or two other models and a rough sorting through what's on the table.  :banghead:

If nothing else I have managed to come up with a new tool to help with glueing parts together. It appears, as far as I know, that only the brush that comes inside the lid of the Humbrol Liquid Polly is suitable for actually applying Liquid Polly. So with a sharp knife, an old paint brush and some plastic tubing as well as some super-glue to hold it all together I have produced a much easier brush for applying my favourite glue.

At least something good has come out of the day. Now I wonder if it was the carpet monster of my fur legged friend that his the upper wing......


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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #92 on: March 17, 2014, 07:54:24 am »
If nothing else I have managed to come up with a new tool to help with glueing parts together. It appears, as far as I know, that only the brush that comes inside the lid of the Humbrol Liquid Polly is suitable for actually applying Liquid Polly. So with a sharp knife, an old paint brush and some plastic tubing as well as some super-glue to hold it all together I have produced a much easier brush for applying my favourite glue.


That's a good idea I may well borrow it. The brush inc. with Mr Cement S works well but only reaches half way into the bottle  :banghead:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #93 on: March 17, 2014, 08:48:21 am »
In fact any art brush with Nylon gristles will work just as well. I use a size 0 white nylon bristle and have no problems at all.
I have also found in the past that using any small natural bristle brush that has become a bit clogged with paint can be used just as well AND it helps to restore the brush to painting use.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #94 on: March 17, 2014, 01:38:52 pm »
In fact any art brush with Nylon gristles will work just as well. I use a size 0 white nylon bristle and have no problems at all.
I have also found in the past that using any small natural bristle brush that has become a bit clogged with paint can be used just as well AND it helps to restore the brush to painting use.


I think using a gristle brush might have been the problem so I will have a look out for the same type you use JayBee when I am at Perth.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #95 on: March 22, 2014, 03:35:20 am »
Last night I won on ebay a 12 squared F-4E(S) conversion. My thanks to Thorvic for pointing it out to me in the first instance. Next problem is Hasegawa and their boxing's of F-4's. What I intend to do, rather than buy an F-4E which has slatted outer wings only in the box, is to buy an F-4F which although it has the slatted outer wings doesn't have a slatted tail. Now both of these items would be wrong for an F-4E(S), however the non-slatted tail will be swapped with a pair from an F-4B/N boxing which only provides the slatted version and of course I want to build an early B version and a late A version which both have non-slatted tails so that part is covered. The outer wings will be sorted by taking spare parts from my recent RF-4EJ Kai purchase or maybe an RF-4E box in my stash as at lest one option has both types of outer wings.

Its all really quite simple and because I want to build several more F-4E's as well as non-slatted tailed aircraft I can see me buying a few F-4F's in my future.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #96 on: March 22, 2014, 12:55:58 pm »
Following on from my last posting I will definitely be buying at least a pair of Hasegawa F-4F's and swapping the non-slotted tail surfaces with a couple of the Hasegawa F-4B/N slotted tails. I intend to build these kits as F-4E's, one early without slats on the wings and one late with slats on the wings despite the kit coming with slats as I have spare non slatted outer wings in both the RF-4EJ Kai's as I have physically checked and found that they have both the Kai and non Kai outer wing panels. The F-4E I recently bought will have its outer slatted wing panels swapped for one of the sets from a Kai so it can become the F-4E(S).

Its a bit mind bending but I know what I am doing and to make sure I don't mess things up I will make up a spreadsheet to keep track of all the differences between versions as per the Spirit in the Skies book.

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« Reply #97 on: March 22, 2014, 01:24:40 pm »
That's a problem with anything that's been in production as long as the F-4 Phantom. At least its been kitted long enough in lots of different versions to make parts available. How about the ultimate Phantom kit with extra wings, noses, tail surfaces, engine exhausts and inlets? Probably the only common parts are the canopy and the landing gear.
Sounds like you have a plan for quite a long time of Phantom building. Keep us posted.
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« Reply #98 on: March 22, 2014, 03:15:21 pm »
kerick, I plan to build every major real life version and several smaller production versions as well as a few what-if and planed versions too. I now have 26 Hasegawa Phantoms to build, some partly started, some sorted out parts wise for what I am going to build and some still in mint condition in their box's.
I will keep the info about the real world builds confined to this blog and the what-ifs will be posted in the appropriate places.

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« Reply #99 on: March 22, 2014, 09:43:07 pm »
Sounds like you have your retirement years all planned out. I know who to call about Phantom variants!
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« Reply #100 on: March 23, 2014, 03:05:50 am »
Sounds like you have your retirement years all planned out. I know who to call about Phantom variants!

I may actually make a list of what is on which sprue's of the modern Hasegawa kit so that anyone can mix and match to build what they want knowing what is available on which sprue.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #101 on: March 23, 2014, 03:31:27 am »
F-4 FVS !!!!!- Come on you know you want too  ;D
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« Reply #102 on: March 23, 2014, 11:45:46 am »
F-4 FVS !!!!!- Come on you know you want too  ;D

Would that be the F-4J(FV)S or the F-4M(FV)S?

And if I were to build it your going to have to provide the RB-168-27R engine exhausts!

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #103 on: April 01, 2014, 11:50:17 am »
Received my first ANiGRAND kits today. Think I will let them sit for a while as I build up courage to do more than open the box.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #104 on: April 02, 2014, 06:51:11 am »
No problem with them Gondor. They are on the chunky side but go together well. I've built the XF.108 (among many) and it's a nice kit
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